Thailand: A Short History

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Yale University Press, 2003 - History - 352 pages
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This highly acclaimed book, the standard history of Thailand for almost twenty years, has now been completely revised by the author. David K. Wyatt has also added new sections examining the social and economic changes that have transformed the country in the past two decades.

Praise for the previous edition:

"Wyatt knows his subject well enough and has enough enthusiasm for it to make his book . . . entertaining as well as eminently educational."--David McElveen, Asiaweek

"A very readable account. . . .We come away from reading it with a clearer understanding of where Thailand stands in relation to its neighbors, who the Thai people are, how the Thai government evolved into its present form."--James Stent, Asian Wall Street Journal

"Concise, thorough, and readable."--John Gabree, New York Newsday
 

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Excellent introduction to Thai History. The book is easy to read and accessible to the average reader with a keen interest in history. The 2003 is the updated version, so it is definitely worth buying instead of previous publications that are not up to date.

Contents

VI
1
VII
6
VIII
10
IX
13
X
17
XI
21
XII
25
XIII
28
XXXIV
192
XXXV
197
XXXVI
210
XXXVII
211
XXXVIII
222
XXXIX
232
XL
234
XLI
241

XIV
30
XV
33
XVI
39
XVII
50
XVIII
52
XIX
63
XX
72
XXII
86
XXIII
87
XXIV
104
XXV
107
XXVI
115
XXVII
122
XXVIII
128
XXIX
144
XXX
149
XXXI
166
XXXII
175
XXXIII
184
XLII
250
XLIII
256
XLIV
266
XLV
267
XLVI
276
XLVII
281
XLVIII
287
XLIX
293
L
298
LI
304
LII
306
LIII
309
LIV
310
LV
312
LVI
314
LVII
317
LVIII
323
LIX
335
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David K. Wyatt was John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University until his recent retirement.

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